Sarasota, FL--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--June 7, 2006--TVNet Media Group, Inc., holding company of leader Hispanic Publications 7DIAS Newspaper and La Guia Magazine, was awarded last Thursday, June 1st with the 2006 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Minority Business of the Year award, by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, in the event’s 15th run.

This is the first time that a Hispanic Publishing Business is ever acknowledged with this prestigious distinction. “This is not an award for our publication, and is not for me either. It is an acknowledgement to all of Sarasota’s Hispanic Community and their contribution to the City’s development and economy,” said Luis Eduardo Baron, publisher and founder of 7DIAS and La Guia Magazine.

Luis Eduardo Baron, together with his family and coworkers, has built the beginnings of a Spanish-Language media empire in less than seven years. TVNet Media Group publishes the monthly magazine “La Guia del Golfo” (Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Collier), “La Guia de Tampa” (Hillsborough and Pinellas), and “La Guia de Orlando”, and the first weekly Spanish newspaper for Sarasota-Manatee “7DIAS.” With franchises in Miami-Ft.Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Toronto and Bogotá, Colombia, their circulation has reached over 100,000 monthly.

The Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Award program was established in 1991 to honor Sarasota County entrepreneurs.

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